Call for Abstracts   


    19 July 2023 - Abstract submission opens                                                                                         

    18 August 2023 1 September 2023 - Deadline for abstract submission 

    15 September 2023   Early October 2023 - Authors Notified

The 2023 GSNZ Annual Conference organising committee invite researchers and professionals to submit abstracts for consideration and inclusion in the conference programme as an oral or poster presentation. 


Our themes for the conference are:

   I.    Earth Systems: Learning from the past to understand the present (and predict            the future)
   II.   Geosciences for a Sustainable Future
   III.  Aotearoa New Zealand’s Active Plate Boundary: Landscapes, People and                      Processes
   IV.  Diversity and Indigenous Voices in the Geosciences

   V.  Misc/Other


Please select the relevant Session during your submission that most closely aligns with the content of your abstract. If not, please select your chosen Theme or you may choose Misc/Other.

  • On the precipice: the future of Geoscience education in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Towards culturally inclusive and responsive geoscience
  • Geoscience for future energy: Navigating the path to a low-emissions future
  • To honour a Time Lord: geological time, Earth history and paleontology in memory of Alan Beu
  • The active volcanoes of Aotearoa – past, present, and future
  • Advances in Active Faulting and Earthquake Hazards
  • Early Earthquake Warning and Rapid Response Science
  • Community Resilience in the face of tsunami: Insights from social science
  • High-energy coastal hazard events in Aotearoa/New Zealand: records, processes and preparedness
  • Geoscience in the Built Environment
  • Our changing landscapes; surface process dynamics, evolution, and impacts
  • Understanding climate and environmental change
  • Underwater Geosciences 
  • Geochemical tools and applications to reconstruct environmental and climate change, human impact and Earth history in New Zealand,        Australia and Antarctica
  • Geoscience communication for influence, education and impact

To view more information about each of these sessions please visit the Sessions tab under the Programme page. Sessions might be re-arranged in collaboration with the respective lead conveners to accommodate the respective topics and number of submitted abstracts in the conference programme.


Format of submission 

  • Abstracts to be submitted in English 
  • Submissions should be no more than 300 words
  • You will be required to enter details for the author/co-authors separately during the submission process. (author name, affiliation, email address) 
  • If you are submitting on behalf of the Presenter/s, please have their email address/s ready to include in the submission
  • Please select the relevant Session during your submission that most closely aligns with the content of your abstract. If not, please select your chosen Theme or you may choose Misc/Other.
  • Submissions are limited to 2 x abstracts per registered author (1 x oral and 1 x poster)
  • Researchers interested in presenting an outreach-focused paper in addition to a science-focused paper may submit one additional abstract.

Invited Keynote Speakers - If you have been invited to give a ‘Keynote' paper please email this to directly to the conference conveners c/o, and DO NOT submit it via the online portal. You are also welcome to submit a standard abstract for consideration using the submission portal.

Key Dates

Submissions open: 19 July 2023

Submission Deadline Date:  1 September 2023

Authors notified by: End of September 2023

Presenters of accepted abstracts must be registered by: 13 October 2023

General Information

Review and Notification to Authors
All completed submissions will be reviewed. You will be informed by email, from, of the acceptance status of your abstract by end of September 2023.

All presenters are required to register and pay the conference registration fee in order to be included in the programme and to present in person at the event. Registration and payment of registration fee by presenters of accepted abstracts must be completed by no later than 13 October 2023.  Please note Early Bird Registration deadline 13 October 2023. 

By submitting an abstract, authors agree to publication of chosen abstracts on the conference mobile app and conference proceedings or similar by GSNZ.

Accepted oral presentations will be included within topical sessions of the official Conference programme. Posters will be on display during the conference and further details will be advised with the confirmation email.

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Conference Organisers

Conferences & Events Ltd
Conference Manager: Ali Howard
64 4 384 1511 

This event is organised by Conferences & Events Ltd, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson & Nationwide.  We are a New Zealand business.